Here at the DUI Foundation, we’re excited to partner with Carrie Armstrong, with the How To Be A Sober Girl blog. You can check out her blog here. Over the next thirty days, she has committed to a How To Be A Sober Girl 30 Day Kickstart campaign and we’ll be sharing her stories right here.

And without any more time, here’s Day Twenty:

A lot of times alcohol abuse can lead to chaos. We break promises. Become unreliable. A lot of the time we stop making plans, especially ones that don’t involve drinking, Because they seem pointless.

For a lot of people the last time they didn’t abuse alcohol was as a very young adult. It’s no co-incidence that this is the last time most of us had a proper schedule to stick to. One that involved time management of our social hours.

It’s honestly worth printing off a time table-like the one’s we had at school- and planning ahead to account for all the hours we don’t spend at work. The less empty, unaccounted for time we have in the early days of not drinking? The more likely we are not to fill those empty hours emptying bottles into our mouths.

Giving ourselves a proper bedtime to stick to during the week is also a helpful idea. As is regulating mealtimes throughout the week. Break it all down one hour at a time, it’s far easier that way.

The more forward planning and care we put into our schedule, the more stable and reassured we feel. Things that feel very elusive during drinking bouts.

Give it a go this week, see what a big difference it makes,

Carrie x


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